Editorial Commentary: Finally, a Salvage Procedure for Hip Capsular Insufficiency!


Capsular management during hip arthroscopy can influence the outcome of the operation for better or for worse. Capsulectomy and unrepaired capsulotomy can lead to residual hip instability. Capsular repair has been associated with improved outcomes after surgery compared with unrepaired capsulotomies. Repair or plication of the capsule can be facilitated by effective capsular elevation during central- and peripheral-compartment work. If capsular deficiency is present in a symptomatic patient with continued instability, capsular reconstruction is a viable option.

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